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The Fayette County Fair Board has made the decision to move forward with the 2020 Fayette County Fair, scheduled July 30 to Aug. 8.
  • First-ever Seed Savers Exchange virtual benefit concert to be broadcast Aug. 1
    A host of talented and inspiring artists, one great cause.
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  • Organizers of the annual Czech Days celebration in Protivin have cancelled this year's event.
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  • Kwik Star will open a new convenience store on Montgomery Street Thursday.
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  • Organizers have voted to cancel Lansing Fish Days, originally scheduled in August.
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  • Decorah couple survives July 5 plane crash
    Rick and Rosie Zahasky, both of Decorah, were rescued from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed late Sunday afternoon, July 5 near Eveleth, Minn. 
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  • At least five new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Winneshiek County this week. Data released Wednesday morning showed the county with 43 total cases, and 24 recovered.
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  • Nordic Fest fireworks will light up the sky July 25
    Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Nordic Fest scheduled for later this month, the traditional fireworks show will go on - Saturday, July 25, north of Decorah City Hall. Fest Board also announced the proceeds from special "un Nordic Fest" merchandise will support next year's Fest.
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  • Join Vesterheim Folk Art School online
    Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School announces a new schedule of online book groups, family programs, conversations, museum collection tours and classes.
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  • NEIC member schools issue statement on racism

    As administrators and board of education members of the member schools of the Northeast Iowa Conference, we know racism exists in our conference, our schools, and our communities. We also know we are called to stand strongly for the dignity and rights of our students of color. Civil rights advocate and athlete Jackie Robinson once said, “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.”

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  • An additional positive COVID-19 case was reported in Winneshiek County overnight. Data Tuesday morning showed the county with 39 cases, and 24 recovered.

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  • Police in Eveleth, Minn., have reported two Decorah residents survived a plane crash there Sunday.
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  • Alliant Energy franchise passes first reading
    The first reading of the ordinance to approve a franchise agreement with Alliant Energy was approved by the Decorah City Council Monday night.
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  • COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund grants awarded
    The Winneshiek County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund, a fund of the Winneshiek County Community Foundation, has awarded four grants totaling $13,500 to organizations providing basic needs services and/or working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 
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  • Several new positive COVID-19 cases have been documented in Northeast Iowa over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Reports released Sunday, July 5, listed Winneshiek County with 38 total cases and 24 recovered.
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  • Driftless Journeys t-shirt design announced

    The website and Twitter votes have been tallied to determine the design for the 2020 Driftless Journeys T-shirts.

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